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South L.A. deal creates park, billboards

April 9, 2008 12:28:47 PM PDT
The Los Angeles City Council approved a brokered deal that gives South Los Angeles a new park and gives San Pedro two new large digital billboards. The proposed park will be at 54th Street and San Pedro -- nine acres of walking trails and wetlands.

It replaces an old MTA bus yard that many area residents see as a blight on their neighborhood.

As part of the deal, an MTA site at the 10 Freeway in San Pedro gets two large digital billboards.

Clear Channel Communications had sued the MTA when it lost some of its billboards, and the deal resolves the lawsuit.

Caltrans also signed off on the deal because of concerns the billboards would cause traffic issues.


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